June 18, 2019
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Don’t operate without your gloves…
By veteran RVer Mike Sokol
The other day I needed to dump some gasoline in the lawn mower and at the last minute remembered to put on my blue nitrile gloves. Yeah, last time I forgot the gloves and got gas on my hands – it took all day to get rid of the stench. Nitrile gloves are great for any kind of mechanical or dirty chores on or around your RV, but don’t scrimp on the thin 5-mm versions – get the nice 7 mm-thick gloves that are hard to tear. I get mine at Harbor Freight, or if you don’t have one in your area you can order them on Amazon.com (of course). I like the X-Large size, but as they say, your mileage may vary (or something like that).
NOW YOU KNOW
Would you like a pigeon-milk latte? No, we wouldn’t either. But did you know that pigeons are one of three birds (the others being flamingos and male emperor penguins) that produce milk? The parents start producing milk two days before their eggs hatch. You can read more about this here.
MORE QUICK TIPS
Let your RV save the day during an emergency
In case of an emergency, keep your RV cupboards stocked with non-perishable food, be sure your propane and gas tanks are full and that your generator is in good working order. Keep fresh water in your tank. A portable hand-crank (for power) emergency radio is important as well. If you need to escape quickly or take refuge because your home loses power or is damaged, you’ll be far more comfortable in your RV than at an emergency shelter.
Avoid “stale fridge”
Don’t let “storage stale stink” affect your refrigerator when not in use. Tuck the end of a towel into the freezer near the hinge side. Stuff the other end of the towel in the refrigerator compartment. The towel keeps the doors open and air circulating.
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
Outside Online always has great articles, and this one doesn’t disappoint. They’ve listed the best park in every state (they “prioritized natural beauty and lack of crowds”), and boy are we ready to travel to some of these! Take a look for yourself and start planning some hikes and/or summer BBQs.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
Wife: “How would you describe me?”
Wife: “What does that mean?”
Husband: “Adorable, beautiful, cute, delightful, elegant, fashionable, gorgeous, and hot.”
Wife: “Aw, thank you, but what about IJK?”
Husband: “I’m just kidding!”
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